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The Table at De Meye

6 Reviews
Bistro fare, Modern
Phone Number 0726960530 Opening Hours Lunch

Lunch: Thursday to Sunday 12noon to 5.30pm

Menu

Menu - SAMPLE MENU 05 NOVEMBER - Updated October 2019 - Menu changes every week

Details

Cost
R395 for three-course set menu
Food
Bistro fare, Modern
Corkage
R100 per bottle (wines and MCC's not produced by the farm)
Cost
R395 for three-course set menu
Ambience
Family friendly, Groups, Kids, Special occasions
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Vegetarian, Wheelchair

Location and contact

De Meye Farm Muldersvlei Road Klapmuts, Stellenbosch

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Jess Spiro

Housed on the idyllic De Meye wine farm, The Table is easily one of the most unassuming spots to head out to for lunch. Yet, this farm-to-table restaurant, run by Leigh Williamson and Brendan Thorncroft, delivers every single time.

Food
Where most restaurants are capitalising on the farm-to-table movement by using the odd organic vegetable and secondary cut of meat, these guys are the very embodiment of it. Their veggies and herbs come from their own abundant garden, while every other ingredient comes from a nearby neighbour, such as meat from Ryan Boon or supplementary veggies from Boschendal. It’s because of this reliance on the season and the gardens that Jess’s menu changes weekly. You never really know what you’re going to get, which is part of the appeal, but for those who like a heads up, her dishes could include twice-baked cheese souffles with a perfectly-dressed garden salad or a tomato tart with Jess’s famous homemade pastry. For mains, look forward to something meaty and slow-cooked, like lamb shoulder or beef shin, with a potato bake or something equally deliciously carby alongside it. Not that anyone needs convincing, but Jess’s world class skills become most apparent when it’s time for dessert – which could be a just jiggly-enough panna cotta or a plum and frangipane tart. Everything comes sharing-style, except for desserts, which is probably a good thing as those could cause irreparable friendship rifts.

Drinks
As you’re on the De Meye farm, their wines are the only ones available and are perfectly quaffable – particularly the Trutina, a red blend. On the bubbly side, there are a select choice of local MCCs, as well as a number of local craft beers. For designated drivers, there’s a choice of cordials – either lemon or sweet geranium and rose.

Service
Nothing about The Table is stuffy or uptight, and the service echoes this – the front of house team is equal parts professional and efficient and laid-back. Lunch is expedited by Luke, who serves each course and meticulously explains where each and every component on the plate comes from, as part of their commitment to provenance.

Ambience
When you’re seated outside, under the expansive trees, there’s arguably no better place to spend a lazy lunch than at The Table. Whether you’re after a romantic day for two, somewhere to let the kids (and dogs) run wild or have a celebration of any kind, this is the place to be. After lunch in summer you’re encouraged to spread out on the provided blankets and bask in the afternoon sun. During winter, you can look forward to a cosy spot next to the fireplace. Either way, you’ll arrive as a customer, but leave feeling like family.

Best for…
Lazy winelands lunches with the whole family.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Lunch at The Table was sublime - served outside at tables spread under the shade of the trees. Each course of the the three course meal was carefully planned and delicious. The attention paid to each locally sourced ingredient was apparent and combined to make a culinary feast. Well done Leigh, a fabulous hostess , you made us feel so welcome and thank you to Brendon for a beautifully executed meal! Thank you to all the friendly staff that made Sunday lunch and afternoon very special!
    Family Favorite! We love going here. Food and service always outstanding
    Imagine summer in Europe, tables set under trees, sunshine sifting through the leafs and wholesome family meals - the Table at De Meye is Al Fresco dining at its best. You can expect a 3-course set menu made from ingredients either grown on location or sourced from local famers. We had the best beetroot tarte tartin, slow-roasted lamb and berry coulis for dessert. Big shareable plates offer more than enough for everyone, and the carefully curated menu brings surprising, yet enjoyable flavours that keeps both the traditionalists and modernists satisfied.
    Sunday lunch with a table of 8 under the trees next to the vineyards was thoroughly sublime. The service was good, the crisp Rose wine chilling next to us in ice buckets, and the food blew us away. The food is honest, delicious dishes that arrive for communal sharing. To start two big beetroot tarte tartins - utterly delicious (I have emailed the chef for the recipe), main were heirloom tomato and cucumber panzanella salad, grape, lentil, feta and watercress salad, alongside a beautifully cooked fillet and hasselback potatoes! Dessert was blueberry panacotta with strawberry sorbet. Book your table under the trees, and enjoy a slow long lunch!
    What a delightful setting for a relaxed sunday lunch surrounded by friends. The tables are very spaced out situated on the grass under tall shading trees. Luke gave us a warm welcome before enlightening us on the culinary treats we were in for that day. The Table offers and extremely special dining experience where you actually don't know what you are in store for (unless you check their website) as they change their menu weekly. The beetroot tart tatin with home made creme fraîche cannot be described in words. I ate there almost six months ago and still dream about it! We had a beautifully cooked chicken in verjuice with wonderful sides. The salted caramel ice cream for dessert was sensational. Seriously looking forward to our next visit in the summer!

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